SSPX Deal: But Will the Fat Lady Sing? — article by Fr. Cekada
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(04-22-2012, 12:52 AM)Gerard Wrote: Mother Angelica managed to keep EWTN out of hands of the bishops albeit indirectly.  She was respectful and obedient to their wishes but they couldn't influence anything on that network except through her until she put it in lay administrator's hands.  (of course that has its downside as well. ) 

A clever move, to be sure — but SSPX would not be able to pull something like this off without (1) changing all its corporate structures (in the U.S., at least), (2) turning the control of their properties over to lay administrators (which SSPX absolutely refuses to tolerate now, because the arrangement compromises the authority of the clergy), and in the process, (3) tipping the Vatican off as to what they were up to.

Even with EWTN, though, I suspect that its internal legal rules would ultimately allow the Vatican to step in an extreme case — if EWTN's lay administrators, say, converted to sedevacantism after reading just one of my articles, and decided to change the organization's name to SVTN. :)
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